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Keep a record of the payments you make to pay off the debt. What should I do if I'm sued for a time-barred debt? What are they doing? I know what they aren't doing. Their jobs. Why bother to make David Weber rewrite anything, it's not like they've bothered in the last several books.
I admit this is a personal pet peeve, and may not bother anyone else, but the book is rife with all those little phrases that he so loves to abuse, horrendously. It goes, 'May you live in interesting times. Many books ago he had Honor introduce the term "realpolitik" when talking about the Andermani emperor. It was phrased in a way to distinguish his policies, as in how he does it vs how we do it. Over the course of the story, peppered throughout many different books, the term has continued to be used, not just in the Andermani's case but ascribing it darned near every major governement in the galaxy.
I suppose their must be someone, somewhere, probably on some backwater, undeveloped "Neo-Barb" planet who either disagrees with, or hasn't heard of realpolitik. I suggest that either Baen doesn't practice editing, or David Weber foolishly refuses to listen to the editors and has enough clout to get away with it.
Of course, if anyone has a better explanation I'd be interested to hear it. I would't normally suggest something like this, but all things considered I wouldn't waste the money on the book.
Instead you can easily find an eARC copy online for free. Will there be at least one more book,I'm interested in knowing if the Mesan Alignment plan of galactic empire will come true?
Cartertony not certain, but the ending of this book leaves it open. See all 4 questions about Uncompromising Honor…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Uncompromising Honor Honor Harrington, Apr 16, Gillian Wiseman rated it it was ok.
I have loved this series. The first seven books are superb, and I reread them every few years. Having said that, I could barely read this one. It's too long.
It has too many points of view. It was too predictable. And I'm sorry, it was way over the top. Everything about each and every character has become "the best" or "the worst" or "the most ever seen" in any living human ever. I mean, come on And who did NOT expect the "revelation" of a certain character's survival? I mean, it was so predictable. I knew from the very moment their ship was diverted that the only reason was that there would be massive foreshadowed death, and they would somehow survive by the skins of their teeth.
And then, we only get to read about it in backflash. How about cutting out a hundred pages of descriptions of missile systems, and give us some actual adventure-plot survival story? And the whole idea view spoiler [ that the Manties could stand up militarily and handily defeat the Sollies just didn't pass muster for me. Defend themselves, yes. Romp directly into the center of their home system and defeat them with seemingly one arm tied behind their backs?
NOT believable. It needs to end. View all 4 comments. I can't believe I keep reading these things. Fortunately, it can be skimmed when you get to the stupid parts, which cuts the book about in half.
I gave it 3 stars, but even that was a push. View 1 comment. Aug 15, Seth rated it it was ok. There were some faults in the series from the beginning. Too many characters, a few pages of random information dumps here and there But for all that, you could at least count on pages of spaceship on spaceship violence that were almost impossible to put down.
With each book in the series, the action diminishes and the bloat of characters, politics, technology and everything else takes up more and more space. I'm glad to know what happens as Honor's story seems to be wrapping up, but ther There were some faults in the series from the beginning.
I'm glad to know what happens as Honor's story seems to be wrapping up, but there's not much joy and excitement left in this series anymore. View all 3 comments. Jul 27, Guillaume rated it it was ok. Good points : - story advancing - no repetitions from other books - a few interesting treecats scene Bad points : - too much worthless meetings - Is it really a Honor Harrington Book?
Well, now that I have finished Uncompromising Honor , I can state that my reading rut is officially over. Thankfully, Mr. Weber released the latest Honor Harrington novel to end the reading rut cycle!
And not a moment too soon! Seeing as this is the 14th book in the core Honor Harrington series, not counting the numerous spin-offs and anthologies Well, now that I have finished Uncompromising Honor , I can state that my reading rut is officially over.
As with all my reviews, I will attempt to keep spoilers to a minimum. David Weber is one of the more consistent writers in the science fiction business today, and by that I mean readers of his works typically know what to expect in any given novel.
This may sound like a criticism, and at times that familiar repetition can get a little…frustrating. I knew I was getting swaths of technical jargon, rich and verbose dialogue, narrow misses up the wazoo, and some of the most destructive space battles yet put to page. Lo and behold, all these things came to pass. Something comfortable and familiar to jump into. The overall structure is the same in nearly every book, and it goes a little something like this; A Quick recap of the major events from the previous book through witty dialogue.
B Honor has some happy moments, with witty dialogue. C The main villains do some plotting, with witty dialogue. D The sub-villains do some plotting, with witty dialogue. E Treecat shenanigans! F A minor battle somewhere, usually with Manticore being victorious superior technology for the win!
G More main villain plotting, with…well, you get the idea… H More sub-villain plotting. I Protagonist counter-plotting. J New and even more superior technology being discussed in detail, usually by the enemies this time. K Another minor battle somewhere, usually with Manticore getting valiantly roughed up. L More main villain plotting. M More sub-villain plotting. N Dastardly actions and unnecessary deaths. Que an icy visage that could freeze the sun, a radiant anger that could scorch the Sahara, and righteous fury that quakes the heavens.
Q Quiet reflection on the events of the previous hundreds and hundreds of pages. Could Mr. Weber maybe shake things up a bit and try something new? Sure, he could. Unfortunately, it can tend to be hard to burn through the scene-setting portions of the book, given how wordy they are.
Working for the government, I feel that Mr. Weber must have a similar mindset of disseminating information to the reader as government trainers have to us employees. And it goes something like this; 1. Tell the people what you are going to discuss with them. Discuss those things with them.
Tell the people what you just discussed with them. And because Mr. Weber follows that structure, conversations tend to become tedious. Everything is explained in minute detail. I thoroughly enjoy these books. The heroes are appropriately heroic, taking the moral high road whenever possible and lamenting the events that have lead them to take violent action against others. Honor is a complex character, more a force of nature at this point than anything else.
While this book gives us a few more side characters to follow in terms of advancing the plot, they largely play second fiddle to established characters like Honor, Michelle Henke, Hamish Alexander, and Nimitz the treecat.
The only exception to this rule is troublemaker and general malcontent Damien Harahap, more commonly known as Firebrand. There are several decent set-pieces prior to the grand show down at the end, and they are tense and destructive, with interesting and unique tactics for the ever evolving technology in play.
And while I sometimes have a hard time figuring out the science behind everything, namely the speeds at which ships and missiles travel, for the most part things are easy to follow. After being supremely outmatched by the Manties, the Solarian League is developing advanced technologies of their own, and the results are surprising and entertaining.
I do have a few other nitpicky issues with this book, chiefly with the deus-ex-machina use of treecats as built-in defector medicine. Need a lie detector? Need to convince someone that they need a friend and need to do right? Need to drive a point home even more than usual? It can all be a little much sometimes. Solarian League conflict in a rather final way.
This really only leaves the hunt for the Mesan Alignment for the next book. All in all, I really enjoyed Uncompromising Honor. View 2 comments.
I am a big fan of the Honor Harrington Series. It was the first Sci-Fi series that I got hooked on. Over the years this series is what I compare all others against. I found that I liked military science fiction with a strong female leader. I was so excited that the next book of the series finally came out. My only complaint is that I had to wait five years for it. The League is headquartered in Chicago on Earth and is a very old League and extremely enormous in size.
Its Navy ships are in the hundreds of thousands and Manticore is just recovering from almost being completely destroyed. I was surprised at how much I had remembered of the story considering the five-year gap. It was so great to be reading about the Star Kingdom again.
My only complaint was there was not enough about Honor. I wanted the entire story about only Honor like in the old days of the series. From what I have read, this might be the last book in the series. How sad to think of Honor coming to an end. I guess I will have to re-read the series. I have never re-read a series before. Over the years it is this series about Honor Harrington that I have measured against any new series I start.
I imagine that will not change as this is still my first and favorite series. I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. The book is long at thirty hours twenty-seven minutes. Allyson Johnson does a great job narrating this entire series. Johnson started out as a teenage actress. She won an Emmy at age of twelve. For the almost past twenty years she has been a dedicated voice-over artist and audiobook narrator.
She has won multiple Earphone Awards and was an Audio Award nominee. Apr 07, John Cunningham rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Spoiler alert! Well, it's Honor Harrington so there's much to like.
The book isn't quite a sequel since it takes place concurrently with the last Honorverse books, so I had to refer to Cauldron of Ghosts and Shadow of Victory to refresh myself. The pacing for me was too slow. The space battles are top notch -- but I was disappointed at how much time is spent by the many many characters in staff meetings and at meals, talkety-talk-talking amidst descriptions of how well cooked their steaks were Spoiler alert!
The space battles are top notch -- but I was disappointed at how much time is spent by the many many characters in staff meetings and at meals, talkety-talk-talking amidst descriptions of how well cooked their steaks were. Too many ancillary characters introduced, sometimes with a deep background, plots around them developed and then abandoned -- adding nothing to the story.
Scenes intended to tug at my heart strings fell flat. The Alignment is as super duper bad as always -- never missing a beat, perfect terrorist ops going on flawlessly, their agents all nano-suiciding if caught, etc.
I wish an editor had whacked about half of the book out and tightened it up, given it better pacing and helped make the well written space battles "pop" more. May 02, Betsy rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , honorverse , future , space , war-military. The first half contained a few exciting space battles, and actually involved Honor quite a bit. After that there was a section that slowed down quite a bit, focusing on a number of long political "discussions" and several hard to follow conversations among the Solarian League special intelligence analysts.
Then in the last third things heated up again and became very exciting, suspenseful, and maddening. Maddening because it seemed like everything was resolved mu [2 May ] I enjoyed this book.
Maddening because it seemed like everything was resolved much too easily. And, in fact, not everything was resolved.
The book was advertised as the "climax" of the Honor Harrington series. That may or may not be true, depending on how you define the series, but I suspect there will be at least one more book in the Honorverse generally, though it may not be by Weber. I got the feeling from this book that the author was taking short cuts in order to wrap things up and "be done with it".
That infuriates me, but I can understand it after twenty-some books. Still I would recommend it to all Honorverse fans. In the middle of this right now and it's essentially unreadable.
There are more meetings and people chatting and talking over dinner and sitting an talking and thinking and talking and more talking than I care to mention. The few battle scenes so far were exciting but the bulk of this book, so far, is people talking and meeting and talking. Once I see a chapter begin with someone sitting at a table drinking something, I fast forward to the next chapter.
I think Weber has lost his vision for this In the middle of this right now and it's essentially unreadable. I think Weber has lost his vision for this series. IMO, the main story should always be with Honor Harrington and not so much time spent with other characters and their machinations.
This has become painful to read. Oct 08, C. Phipps rated it liked it Shelves: space-opera. The best of the series was all about Honor versus impossible odds and heavily focused on her POV. Unfortunately, the past few books have gradually become heavily politicized stories about Character X talking with character Y about doing Z for three chapters then doing Z exactly like they talked about.
The fact the Solarian League is an incredible bunch of incompetents who might as well be zombies in a shooting gallery for their intelligence made the enormous war against them feel perfunctory. Indeed, I can't really recall any other conflict other than against zombies where the primary concern about our heroes fighting the enemy was whether they'd run out of ammo or not.
Still, my love of Honor is such that I followed her through to the conclusion of the war here. Which David Weber, in his foreword and afterword more or less states is the end of Honor's adventures.
Honestly, I feel like this is a good cap for Honor's adventurers despite the fact I wish we'd followed her completely through the series. The Solarian League are a detestable bunch of villains are their ruling council, the Mandarins. While the Mesan Alignment remains at large, this is a decent ending for the series were David to stop completely.
The Honorverse is it's own franchise, though, and I think the series will benefit from moving away from big galaxy shaking conflicts anyway. Sail on, Salamander. Oct 16, Rich Van Ollefen rated it did not like it. I really like the Honor Harrington series for the first 10 books or so. Then the writing shifted from space opera to space politics and conspiracies.
I was hoping for a bit of a return to the earlier style, but was very disappointed. The book is long, wordy, and shifts viewpoints enough that if I had cared enough what was going on I would have had to take notes to follow everything. I didn't care by about page 50 or 60, and skim-read most of the book. If I did enjoy the complexity of Dave Weber's last few books, this would have been 4 or 5 stars, but I don't, and it got 1 star. There was some action scattered through the book, but not enough for me.
If there is another book, I won't bother with it. It will sound like I'm griping, and I suppose I am a bit. For all of the things that disappointed me, I was still ecstatic to have more Honor Harrington.
It had consequences for all involved. It gave us a peek at some storylines that have been hanging a bit. We got to see some frigging resolution to some things! That's why I gave it 4 stars. I enjoyed it even with the flaws. Maybe I enjoyed it because we've waited so long for it.
If nothing el It will sound like I'm griping, and I suppose I am a bit. If nothing else, it cleared the decks for the story to continue in a better, more focused way. There were some very good personal bits in the midst of all the stuff happening and there some very good stuff surrounding the personal bits.
But it didn't flow as well as the earlier books. This book was like a brain dump of all that Weber wanted to get done with Honor and the current storyline. It was a book about events more than it was about the characters. The best of the earlier books were character-driven more so than event-driven. It was about personal conflict and interaction. For a while now, it's been about the events and where the storyline needs to go.
Overall I have mixed feelings about this book. I'm glad Weber finally got back to the main storyline without repeating stuff from earlier books, but a lot of it still felt more like an Honorverse novel than one of the mainline books. Perhaps there was too much Firebrand and focus on the Solarian League intrigue still. There was a lot of jumping around from one character to another in the storytelling. On the other hand, I liked that all those threads were finally coming together in the same place for once.
In some ways it was fantastic. In other ways, it was plodding and even unsurprising. I guessed several major plot points well before they happened which always annoys me. I'd rather be engrossed than guessing about what's coming.
Some things seemed to happen too fast in the storyline, such as the Sollies' technical advances and putting together Operation Fabius. Given the lethargy of the League, it seemed to be contrived. Some things happened and then that was the end of it. Major characters meet their end, off-page. Others just no longer appear. And as usual, there was the obligatory calculations of missles, flight times, etc. Not so much on the acceleration of ships at X number of gravities, etc.
The wrap-up to the story was satisfying in that it was actually wrapped up. This could really be the end of the Honor Harrington-led phase of the story. There was conflict, death, triumph and closure on a lot of things personally for some characters, but a lot of it seemed rushed, forced or checking a box. Getting from the beginning of the book to the end really could and probably should have been more like three novels or more.
There were so many characters, so many events and so many locations. The final resolution of the conflict with the League and the post-war aftermath with the Grand Alliance was more like telling us what would have happened if there'd been an actual book dedicated to it. The Honor books have seemed like no one is offering editorial advice for a long while. Maybe Weber is at that point where he can do what he wants.
No one seems to edit them anymore for plot and story. So, yeah. Four stars. Could have been five. Maybe it could have been three. Still would have read it no matter what, because even for all the flaws, she's still Honor Harrington.
Jun 22, LeisureSuitLarry rated it liked it Shelves: in This review is for the EARC. I have to say that this is ultimately an anti-climactic ending to this arc Honor Harrington's story. I don't believe for an instant that this is the last we'll see of Honor. In fact, I seem to remember reading somewhere that the fight with the Solarian League was supposed to be Raoul's and Katherine's story, and I have to believe that David Weber just shifted some plans view spoiler [so that they can be front and center in dealing with the Mesan Alignment hide spoil This review is for the EARC.
In fact, I seem to remember reading somewhere that the fight with the Solarian League was supposed to be Raoul's and Katherine's story, and I have to believe that David Weber just shifted some plans view spoiler [so that they can be front and center in dealing with the Mesan Alignment hide spoiler ].
Oh, yeah. Spoiler alert: view spoiler [The whole Mesan Alignment thing is not resolved by the end of this. First, there are essentially two climaxes well, two big ones and a little one. One happens about halfway through and is pretty awesome.
The other happens about three-quarters the way through, and while it's gripping, it's pretty horrifying. Second, when Honor is in it, Honor is IN it. Third, the Solarian League finally learns what it means to piss off the Salamander.
That being said, there are also some things I didn't like.